Wood Storage Drawers – Wooden drawer tracks are simpler, less expensive, and more traditional than the new metal tracks, purchased at the store. However, when humid weather hits it is possible that you have problems with your wooden crates sticking. A little maintenance, tempered by an understanding of how the drawers work, can help solve this problem. The trick is to find the midpoint within which the drawer slides to work perfectly in both the dry winter air and the heat of the humid summer.
Remove the drawer completely from the closet and rub wax on the surface of both the slide and the part of the drawer. Check the sides of the drawer and the interior area of the cabinet for any protrusion. Replace again to the drawer in the cabinet and push in and out several times to distribute the wax.
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Flat slightly out of the top of the drawer using a sharp hand brush. Test the drawer after every two or three passes with the hand brush to see if it has stopped sticking, and to avoid taking too much wood out. Sand the wooden drawer slide with a piece of sandpaper to take a small amount of its thickness. Apply a thin layer of wax after sanding. Return to place the drawer in the closet and try it for fit. The size of a drawer, particularly if it is made of solid wood, can vary considerably between summer and winter to affect its adjustment significantly.